(Closed) not adding it up

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I added it up for a while and then I figured out rough estimates for the other stuff we hadn’t paid for and didn’t add it up again afterwards. It was just too stressful keeping under budget. We made it so we only had a set amount in the “wedding account” and I knew that so long as we kept a half an eye on that we’d be fine.

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you can afford to do it, I think thats just fine 🙂 I need to know the total number bc I need to know how much money I need! lol

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know about how much I want to spend total, and we’ve already put that in a separate account, so I’ll have a good idea.  But that’s all his money.  And I’m adding money every month, so yeah…….

I don’t want to add it up at the end though =) 

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Adding it up just makes me sick. I think of all the things I could do with that kind of money including paying off my school loans. But it’s a once in a life time thing.

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had to add it up. Otherwise it’s “just a hundred here, just a hundred there” and next thing you know, we’re 5K over budget. We set a RANGE budget we were okay spending and came out smack dab in the middle. Spending large quantities of any money suck though….

Post # 8
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I never added mine up.  Even now, people ask me (which is strange but they do) how much we ended up paying and I tell them a ballpark number.  Which could be really off.  I had a budget set for every vendor or project, I had one for the honeymoon and the gifts.  But in total- I have no idea what was spent and I’m fine not knowing! 

Post # 9
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Adding it up makes me want to barf. Or have a panic attack. While we’re getting the day we want, I’d rather not think about how much it’s costing, and then think of what else we could have bought with that money.

I try not to think about it – I know how much we need for the big items (food/alcohol), and how much we have, and as long as it’s enough, that’s good enough for me!

Post # 10
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I was just thinking about this yesterday!  I have NO idea what our wedding cost.  I know it was under control and there wasn’t anything over the top but I really don’t know what all the little details add up to.  And I don’t want to know!  That goes for our second ceremony/reception and our honeymoon…I’m all set – don’t need to know!

Post # 11
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m only adding up the big stuff (because my parents are paying). Not the little things because I dont wanna think about how much I’ve spent!

Post # 12
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s good to add it up so you don’t keep spending if you’re over the amount you’d like OR so that if you’re under you can add extras without worrying about it.

A budget allows you to focus on the important things in your wedding – plus since your wedding is so far off still you’d hate to get closer to and realize you don’t have money to spend on something you’d like because you’ve already used it for something that was less essential.

Post # 13
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I”ve definitely lost track, between random etsy purchases and other small things…and there are certain things that I’m still not sure of how much they’ll cost because it depends on how many guests we have. But I doubt I’ll sit down at the end of the wedding and add everything up; at that point, it’ll be over and the money will be spent!

Post # 14
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we did not add it up, we just went along with it and got things we could afford. we still dont know the total and dont really care. we just know we didnt go into debt for any of it!

Post # 15
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Gosh, I’m adding up EVERYTHING. I have a very set budget and once I reach that limit thats it, I really can’t go over so its important for me to keep a running total!

Post # 16
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We don’t know the total either.  When we started wedding planning we had a round-about number we wanted to shoot for.  We talked about a specific budget for each component of the wedding (how much we wanted to spend on flowers, for example) and for most things we’ve come in WELL UNDER budget.  So I never felt the need to add up what we’ve actually spent in a grand total kind of way.  I keep records of each bill we pay and how much we’ve spent on each part of the wedding but never actually added it all up.

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